Project: Research

Project Details


MossTech will expand the tools for green biotechnology. By using the simplest land plants, the mosses, MossTech will develop new green cell factories for the production of proteins, lipids and fine chemicals.

Layman's description

Through training of 6 highly qualified PhD students (ESR) in modern biotechnology MossTech will secure new tools to the fast increasing field of Plant Synthetic Biology. Our focus is on expanding the use of green cells in biotechnological applications.

The consortium of three universities, one research institution and four companies together provides a strong background for training in scientific and transferable skills.

We have chosen mosses, since these are structurally simple plants, but have a high degree of chemical complexity, and are thus a rich source for novel biosynthetic genes and pathways. Mosses in Northern Europe are adapted for high growth rates at low temperatures and long days, which are ideal properties for competitive biotechnological production.
Short titleMossTech
Effective start/end date2017/10/012022/12/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Iceland
  • ArcticMass
  • Technical University of Denmark

UKÄ subject classification

  • Botany
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology